What is Respondus LockDown Browser?
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for online exams in Canvas. It is compatible with both Windows and MAC operating systems. Windows: XP, Vista, and Windows 7; MAC: OS X 10.3.9 or higher.
Respondus LockDown Browser:
Prevents printing, copying, going to other URLs, or accessing other applications during a test
Disables task switching, print screen, screen capture, function keys, and right-click menu options
Blocks instant messaging, screen-sharing and network monitoring applications
Respondus Lockdown Browser is installed on all SMU lab and library computers and is available for installation on students' personal computers for use off campus. When an exam is set to use Respondus LockDown browser, you will not be able to use a standard web browser such as IE or Firefox to take the assessment. You will open Respondus LockDown Browser, log on to Canvas, and then navigate to your online exam.
To get started with Respondus LockDown Browser,
Step One: Read the Student QuickStart Guide
Step Two: Install the browser, if you need it on your computer. [Click here]
Note: When you launch Respondus LDB, you will see a browser compatibility warning. Ignore this message. (4/12/2013)
To read more information about Respondus LockDown Browser, visit the vendor's Knowledgebase page. See, Respondus LockDown Browser Troubleshooting and Knowledgebase.